Onlays and inlays are used when teeth are damaged too much for a filling and too little for a crown. At our Port Coquitlam dental practice, it is a restorative method used to maintain the integrity of a tooth. The difference between inlays and onlays is that they cover different parts of the tooth. An inlay fills in the space between the rounded edges (cusps) at the centre of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more cusps or the entire surface of a tooth.
To prepare your teeth for an inlay or an onlay, a couple of things need to be done by your Port Coquitlam dentist. First, we will remove any dental decay in order to make room. An impression of the tooth will then be made and prepared in a laboratory. While the inlay or onlay is being made, a temporary filling will be put in place. Upon your return to the dentist, the inlay or onlay will be cemented to your tooth to replace your temporary filling. At Oxford Family Dental, we ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure.
For more information about the porcelain inlays/onlays offered or to arrange your appointment at our Port Coquitlam dental practice, please call (604) 942-1006 or contact us online!